The New York Power Authority Hosts Free Friday Matinees at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center During the Month of February

Karen White
315-764-0226, ext. 304

January 30, 2014


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its “Free Friday Matinees” in February with showings of contemporary movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant.

NYPA will show a selection of movies in the visitors center auditorium every Friday at 1:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings in the visitors center theater.

The February schedule is

Feb. 7 - “Grey Gardens” (2009): Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange headline this fact-based HBO drama centered on the two eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis that served as the subject of David and Albert Maysles' similarly-titled 1975 documentary. The women withdraw from New York society and take shelter at their Long Island summer home.

Feb. 14 - “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (1988): Steve Martin and Michael Caine star as two con men who try to settle their rivalry by betting on which one can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

Feb. 28 - “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” (2009): Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever.

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in honor of President’s Day. From Feb. 18 through Feb. 21, NYPA will be sponsoring free family films at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to coincide with the winter break for students—that schedule will be announced shortly.

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR power project. Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the web at www.nypa.gov.


About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.